Island Roads have been using spill kits to clear the sticky situation at St Martin’s Road, just off the main Wroxall to Ventnor route.
It is understood that a fuel tank on a lorry tractor unit ruptured outside Travis Perkins on Station Road at around midday, sending diesel pouring down the hill.
The vehicle has now been recovered from the scene by a local recovery firm and Island Roads are working to clear the carriageway the best they can.
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